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executive branch- history
what does the executive branch do?
administer and enforce the laws
What is the term of office for the predsident and vice president?
two 4 year terms of a max of 10 years
Who appoints the electors?
What does electors mean?
the electoral college
How is the numbers of electors each state has determined?
its the number of representatives in the house plus 2 senators
Who determines the time of choosing electors and the day on which they will vote?
Congress- electorla college casts their vote on the monday after the 2nd wednesday in december (13-19)
Who counts the votes?
the president fo the senate (V.P)
what are the qualifications for president?
35 years of age
14 years a resident of the us
must be a natural born citizen
Who takes over in case of death, resignation, removal or inability of the president?
What is the order of the president succession act?
speaker of the house
president pro tempore of the senate
secretary of state
proceeded by the other secretaries of the cabinent in the order they were created
What occurs if there is a vacancy in the office of the vice president?
president nominates a vice president, but senate and house have to appove
What was the last cabinent position created?
2001, and head of homeland security
What actually elects the president?
states choose electors to vote for president
states electors = # of reps + senators in the state
Can a candidate who has more popular votes still lose the election? give ex.
What does your vote mean?
choosing electors who support your candidate
The candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually gets:
all the states electoral college vote
What is rohrer's theory?